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What is Tax Information Network or TIN?

 What is Tax Information Network or TIN?
Tax Information Network (TIN) is an initiative by Income Tax Department of India (ITD) for the modernisation of the current system for collection, processing, monitoring and accounting of direct taxes using information technology. TIN is a repository of nationwide Tax related information, and has been established by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited on behalf of ITD. Also read how to apply for PAN

Services through TIN


1) Through its network of TIN-Facilitation centres all over the country, TIN offers the following services:

2) Acceptance of electronic and physical TDS/TCS Returns.

3) Processing of new PAN and PAN change request applications.

4) Processing of new TAN and TAN change request applications.

5) Acceptance of AIR.

Quarterly Statement Status - Deductors can access details of their statements including financial details through the TIN-FC who has uploaded their statements.

TIN has two key sub-systems:

Electronic Return Acceptance and Consolidation System (ERACS) which consists of an infrastructure for interface with the taxpayers (a nation wide network of TIN-Facilitation Centres i.e. TIN-FC) and a web-based utility for upload of electronic returns of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) & Tax Collection at Source (TCS) and Annual Information Return (AIR) to the central system of TIN.

Online Tax Accounting System (OLTAS) for daily upload to the central system, the details of tax deposited in various tax collecting branches across the country.

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Story first published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:40 [IST]
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